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2022 Honda Passport Trailsport Review: Different, but the same

Auto123 reviews the 2022 Honda Passport Trailsport.

If you want to talk about mixed identities, look no further than the Honda Passport.

Here’s a vehicle that shares a platform with the Honda Pilot (plus a few other Hondas, including a pickup and a minivan), doesn’t offer as much seating (because no third row), makes the same power and isn’t actually that much smaller (it’s even bigger in some ways, in fact). Throw in the fact that its name is actually a rebirth from a time when Honda was having Isuzu build their SUVs, and you have a bit of an existential conundrum.

And we’re not done yet! This particular Passport is the Trailsport model ($49,270), which serves as a bridge between the base Sport ($45,570) and Touring ($52,170) models but gets a styling upgrade that on the surface had me thinking it may be a model unto itself as opposed to just a trim.

The reasons why that’s not the case will be apparent later on, but for now, let’s consider those stylistic upgrades for a minute.

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